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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

🔒 Affiliate of Sand Valley developer buys 858 acres north of...

Around 858 acres in the town of Rome in Adams County have been sold to an LLC tied to the developer of the Sand Valley Golf Resort near Nekoosa.
African American Chamber of Wisconsin Legacy space

African American Chamber’s Legacy project gets WEDC support

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin’s Chris Abele Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space will receive support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Johnsonville Sausage headquarters in Sheboygan County.

🔒 Johnsonville plans expansion after buying Wigwam Mills building in Sheboygan

Johnsonville LLC has bought the 200,000-square-foot facility in Sheboygan that is currently home to sock maker Wigwam Mills.

Harley-Davidson will stop selling, making bikes in India

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to stop selling and making motorcycles in India within the next 12 months as new chief executive officer Jochen Zeitz continues to overhaul the company’s operations.

Briggs & Stratton names new CEO after sale to KPS

Briggs & Stratton LLC has named Steve Andrews as its new president and chief executive officer following its sale to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.

Briggs & Stratton completes sale to KPS Capital Group

Briggs & Stratton Corp. completed its sale to an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners on Monday, according to securities filings.

Turn disruptions and challenges into opportunity at virtual Next Gen Manufacturing...

Manufacturing may not have faced the same immediate disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic that restaurants and retail stores did, but the industry has seen its share of challenges.

Harley-Davidson names Tyson Foods exec as its new CFO

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. has named Gina Goetter as its next chief financial officer, filling an opening created by the departure of John Olin in July.
Harken Inc. sold its Pewaukee headquarters for $15 million in a sale-leaseback transaction.

Sailing equipment maker Harken sold to employees

The shareholders of Pewaukee-based sailing equipment manufacturer Harken have sold the company to its employees, Peter Harken announced this week.

Briggs & Stratton reduces planned job cuts at Burleigh plant to...

Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. says it will now need to cut around 100 jobs as it moves production of certain product lines at its Burleigh Street factory to facilities in New York State.

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